Sheets

7 Tips on How to Wash Sheets

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How to wash bed sheets?

People use our beds every night—well, almost—and taking care of the bedding correctly will help you sleep better and help it last longer and look better.

Your bed is the ultimate resting place at the end of a long and tiring day. For a calm sleep, make sure to have clean, fresh, and nice-smelling sheets. Follow these tips on how to wash bed sheets for a good night’s sleep.

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Additional Tips

Here are some additional tips for how to wash bed sheets:

TIP 1: Check the bed sheets label

Read all labels to be sure you don’t have any specific cleaning requirements to follow. Most sheets can be washed at home in your washing machine, but specialty fabrics may require careful consideration

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TIP 2:Wash bed sheets

Wash with the hottest water temperature setting listed on the care label. Polyester blends are best washed using warm water, while cotton can tolerate hot water. Hotter water kills most germs and also takes care of dust mites that thrive in bedding.

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TIP 3:Wash regularly

Wash at least once every other week. Although, it is sometimes easy to forget to wash your sheets, think of it this way: Some people spend more time in bed than they do in their clothing. We wash clothes regularly, so bed sheets shouldn’t be any different.

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TIP 4:Sort

Separate by color. Just like clothing, dark colors or reds can dull or bleed onto lighter colors.

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TIP 5:Dry

Hang sheets to dry on a clothesline outside, if possible. Sunshine is a natural disinfectant and helps brighten whites. If you can, do this every couple of months. If weather or time doesn’t permit, tumble dry your sheets with a dryer sheet.

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TIP 6:Iron

Always iron bed linen, because ironing helps kill the last of the germs and dust mites that might remain after the wash. Ironing also helps you to easily store bed linen.

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TIP 7:Store

Keep freshly laundered sheets and bedding in a dry, cool place. Sunlight has its benefits when it comes to drying bed sheets outside once every couple of months. However, if you want to keep your bed sheets looking as good as new, especially if colors are involved, then store them away from direct sunlight to avoid fading.

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